We are always looking for talented people to join our team.
Oxford Drug Design is a unique biotechnology company. Supported by a proprietary set of computational chemistry methods developed in-house over the past 15 years, we are discovering new antibiotics to address the urgent threat of multi-drug resistant infections. Following success in obtaining funding from Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation agency, we are expanding our computer-aided drug design (CADD) team.
• Develop and validate novel CADD methodology in the areas of machine learning, statistical methods, chemgenomics and computational chemistry, working in a multidisciplinary team of internal and external colleagues, and be a key contributor to their success.
• Use a diverse array of computational technology to devise hypotheses for structure-activity relationships and compounds to test these hypotheses, focused on our antibiotic drug discovery portfolio.
• Maintain and build our internal cheminformatics databases and search technologies.
• Maintain awareness of the latest technologies and developments in CADD and project areas.
• Maintain an internal and external scientific presence by authoring significant scientific presentations and publications.
Who you are:
You will hold a PhD (or equivalent experience) in computer science, machine learning, computational chemistry, or a related field. Industry experience would be an advantage. You are expected to have a high degree of independence and self-motivation. Ideally, your background would include some of the following:
• Expertise in machine learning and other statistical approaches to data analysis and model generation.
• Expertise in scientific computing, and good programming skills (Python, C++ and Java skills are particularly relevant).
• Expertise in using cheminformatics techniques and relational databases.
• Knowledge of computational chemistry and medicinal chemistry concepts is an advantage.
• Very good written and verbal communication skills.
Apply with a CV and covering letter by 23 April 2019, quoting reference CC19-1.
Please note that candidates must be eligible and able to work in the UK. Please include details of your eligibility with your application.